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Arlena Morgan Holmes 85 formerly of Wynne, Arkansas and a Gary resident for 67 years, Arlena passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018. She was a faithful member of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Married for over 40 years, Arlena was a homemaker and mother of 9 children. She was called to glory October 7, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Sr., two sons: Raymond Holmes and Edgar Holmes Jr.; one granddaughter, Premiere Greene; one sister Ilonia Baskin; two brothers: Austin Morgan Sr. and Earnell Morgan. She leaves in her memory to cherish her five daughters: Cassandra (Samuel) Polk (Merrillville, IN), KayVonne Robinson (Gary, IN); Prudence Greene (Gary, IN); Anna (Bobby Jr.) Bell (Indianapolis, IN), and Sonya Holmes (Gary, IN); two sons: Carnell Holmes (Gary, IN) and Brian Holmes (Gary, IN); two sisters Elder Berthena Coleman (Merrillville, IN); and Pamela Lloyd (Jackson, Tennessee); and three brothers: Samuel (Brenda) Morgan (Gary, IN); Herman (Regena) Morgan (Atlanta, Georgia); and Rufus (Shirley) Morgan (Merrillville, IN); two daughters-in-law Jacquelyn Holmes and Pamela Holmes; one sister-in-law, Callie Mae Holmes-Jones (Gary, IN); 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a host of special nieces, nephews, community children, and friends. Visitation Saturday October 13, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. Funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. All services at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 735 E. 20th Ave., Gary, IN. Rev. Dr. Marion J. Johnson Jr. officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
Published in the Post Tribune on Oct. 12, 2018
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